We are deeply sorry for your loss - the staff at John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home and Chapel
Tracy Harridge, “Lainey”, “The brain”, Sugar lover , and Pink Floyd’s biggest fan, died on Sunday, September 12, 2021.
Tracy was an adored dad, papa, husband, brother, uncle, cousin and friend to many. He never complained and would give you the shirt off his back. He was quite the Stud Muffin in high school. He played football, baseball, wrestled, and ran track. In 1983 he met Rita, the love of his life. He loved all animals, and would often bring home a stray dog he found on the side of the road and give it a great life. He loved music and would often request to sit outside and listen to his favorite songs. He, however, would be the first to tell you he did not like two types of music: Country and Western.
He had a life-long love affair with OU Football, Boomer Sooner. He was also an incredible arm wrestler. He was a living legend down at the Phillips men’s club meetings, beating all takers. And I really do mean that he NEVER lost a match. He surprised everyone (even himself) when he beat a professional arm wrestler from Texas who had arms like a grizzly bear.
He excelled at crossword puzzles, taking care of those he loved, grilling, road trips, and any sport he decided to try. He took extreme pride in his two children Austin and Monica and grandchildren Cruz, Quinn, and Scarlett.
Tracy took fashion cues from no one. His signature everyday look was all his: a tee shirt with his favorite band, always paired with an OU baseball cap.
The Funeral will be held at John Ireland Funeral home in Moore, OK with luncheon following at Old School Business and event center.
The family would like to thank Traditions Hospice for the excellent care he received from Jeff, Stephanie, and numerous others. Also, the Potawatomi nation elder program VI, especially Trina Starr Decker for her dedication to our family.
Tracy is preceded in death by his parents Jack and Aileen Harridge. He is survived by his wife Rita, children Austin and Monica and husband Cole. Grandchildren Cruz, Quinn, Scarlett, his doting sister Shannon and husband Rich, cousins, nieces, nephews, brother and sister in laws, and his favorite Aunt Bettye Dainty.
“I have fought the good fight, I have finished the race, I have kept the faith.” – 2 Timothy 4:7
Memorial services for Tracy will be held at 10:00 AM on Friday, September 17, 2021 at the John M. Ireland & Son Funeral Home & Chapel, located at 120 South Broadway Avenue in Moore, Oklahoma. In lieu of flowers, please consider making a donation to Brothers in Recovery. This organization is very dear to Tracy’s heart. Donations can be made online or by mail.
Online donations may be made here: https://brothersinrecovery.com/donations/break-the-chain/
Or, you may mail a check to:
Brothers in Recovery
10700 S. Choctaw Rd.
Newalla, OK 74857